The Irish National Stud is delighted to announce the arrival of the first foal by the Group 2 Coventry Stakes winner and multiple Group 1 placed, Nando Parrado.
His first foal is a filly, born over the weekend at the renowned Ballyphilip Stud. She is out of the Iffraaj mare, Cafetiere, who is the dam of The Group 2 Norfolk Stakes placed Imperial Force.
“She is an exceptional foal with strength, a great shape, good hip and bone and a very attractive head,” according to her delighted breeder Paul McCartan. “Being by a Coventry winner and a sister to a Norfolk placed runner you would have to delighted with her”, he added.
Nando Parrado was bred by Mrs Anita Wigan and became the most expensive foal ever purchased by McCartan when selling for 165,000 Guineas at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale. Having subsequently placed him in the care of Clive Cox, there is therefore great serendipity in McCartan producing his first foal. “Nando Parrado was definitely the best looking foal I have ever bought and as soon as this filly stood I could see she had all of the same qualities he possessed. She is a belter!”
Irish National Stud CEO, Cathal Beale added, “Nando Parrado covered an excellent book of 130 mares in his first season, from some of the country’s leading breeders. There is a top-class syndicate of people supporting him. With Kodiac and his sons having achieved so much in recent years we are very excited about him.”
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